Acenar

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 33 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Late Night, Mexican + 2 more
96% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

146 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 Directions

(210) 222-2362
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Their regular menu had their gluten free/vegan/vegetarian options on it. I had the chicken tacos with rice and black beans. I also had the table side guacamole, the chips they bring out with the salsa ARE gluten free, but the chips they bring out with the table side quac are NOT GF. I asked if we could just have more of the gluten free chips with the table side quac and they were very accommodating and wonderful. Will be going back!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    Very good food and the staff was knowable.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Food was very bland. The waiter was not very knowledgeable. I informed him of a gluten allergy and then he asked if I wanted flour tortillas. I didn't get sick from the food, but it wasn't very good at all. I probably won't go back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Many gf items clearly marked on menu. For a restaurant on the Riverwalk, the ambiance was not so great. We sat outside on patio which was located half way between street level and Riverwalk. Not a very welcoming space. Food was ok, not great. We were still glad to find a place that offered gf options

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Great experience here! The menu is marked as to which items can be made GF. Both the manager and server were very knowledgeable about what could be tweaked for our needs. We also have egg and dairy allergies in our family as well. I had the Cochinita Pibil and the rest of my family opted for shrimp tacos. The margaritas were very good as well.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Clearly marked items on menu as gluten free. The food itself was alright, not the best mexican food I've ever had. My wife really enjoyed her dish, mine was pretty standard. I had a good gluten-free experience I would say, but nothing to make me want to immediately come back for more. Waiter was very nice!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Ok food and service. Amazing menu choices built into the menu.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Oh I must vote for the shrimp tacos!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    Very good food. Staff knows their food. I have celiac and had no problems.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Best Fish Tacos I've ever had.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    We ordered the dinner for two and it includes grilled chicken, Mexican sausage, steak, pork Carnitas, potatoes, two shrimp, corn on the cob, grilled onions and a bowl of Charro beans… It was extremely delicious but we ended up with a lot of leftovers. We would recommend this for three or four people honestly… Chips and salsa were really good, different than the average red salsa, more like a smokey tomatillo salsa. Nice atmosphere, casual and cozy. Got really loud the busier it was of course, but we enjoyed it all in all. Very gluten friendly and knowledgeable.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious, great setting on the river walk, & knowledgeable staff. GF items noted on menu. Inform staffer if you have Celiac & they'll take extra precautions.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Acenar's menu is clearly labeled with GF next to items when applicable which made it very easy to order. Their food was AMAZING! The best Mexican food I've had in years; I'm so bummed I'm only in the area for a few days. Everything was fresh and delicious! Highly recommended!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Food was modern Texmex which was delicious. Many options on the menu marked, GF. I had enchiladas verde. A taste of the chix tortilla.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Had the shrimp tacos and chips and salsa. Delicious and best margarita i had in SAT. Tons of options to choose from and didnt get sick at all! Recommend!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very helpful bartender who made sure the food I ordered would be gluten free. Tasty and filling.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great choices, staff is very knowledgeable about gluten-free needs. A great place to come to in San Antonio.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    3 rating
    1 year ago

    A lot of items marked as GF on their menu. Food was good but I don't think my server had as much knowledge as others have reported. He had to ask me if the sides that came with my meal that I specifically chose because it was listed as GF would be OK.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Friendly service and very good food! I felt safe and will definitely be back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gluten free options directly on the menu, no need for a separate one. Wait staff is familiar with celiac and knows what is in each dish. Many options for a good price, and delicious food too! To top it off, extremely friendly staff.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Totally great, Menu clearly states gluten free items(which they have a ton of) and the service there is the best around.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The menu has gluten-free items clearly marked, although these include items that are fried in the same oil as non-GF items. Tell your server if you are celiac as they are very knowledgeable and will get the chef to make adjustments. The food was delicious (and the margaritas too!).

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wonderful place! The food was really good and the staff was knowledgeable. Our son who has Celiac and is very sensitive did not have any reactions. He was excited to be able to have a scoop of ice cream (that the staff verified was gf) even though he didn't order a kids meal. They were very friendly and helpful and treated us very well.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Lots of GF options, clearly marked on menu. Delicious food, fun atmosphere. Just a warning- they have a dessert crepe listed as GF and it is a typo!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent food. Many gf choices. A must try if you are in San Antonio.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Delicious and the staff was VERY knowledgeable. Best Mexican food I have ever had, GF or not! Acenar is a must for San Antonio!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I had the bean and cheese nachos with chicken and it was very good. The menu was clearly marked and the waitress made sure it was gf. Plan to return!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I had the enchiladas Verdes and they were delicious. even though it isn't marked you can also have the table side guac as long as you are sure to tell them.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Went here for a work event and they were fabulous. The staff was fast and efficient. The food was excellent I had shredded pork over rice that was delicious. Would definitely recommend if your visiting San Antonio. A lot safer than other Mexican choices along the river walk.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing service and food. Numerous GF options and the staff is very receptive. Great experience.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Excellent food and family friendly.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 10 pm

map of Acenar

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.